Emergency water pipelines planned in northwest Missouri
CAMERON (AP) — The state of Missouri plans to help fund temporary emergency water pipelines in two parts of northwest Missouri.
Gov. Mike Parson met Friday with local officials to discuss $77,000 in emergency funding to address the drought's impact on drinking water supplies in Cameron and in Caldwell County.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports as of this week, Cameron's reservoirs had only 167 days of water supply.
The state grants will help Cameron build three miles of temporary, above-ground piping to pump water from Pony Express Lake to Grindstone Reservoir, which would provide more than 1 million gallons of water per day.
The Caldwell County project involves a temporary emergency connection with Daviess Public Water Supply District Number 2, which is expected to provide more than 30,000 gallons per day.